January 25, 2017

the Gilmour Start replica is complete. The Alder body is grain filled and the parts have been test fitted. So the lacquer has arrived and it'll be off to the finishing shop this week. Kluson tremolo and tuners and Lollar Blonde pickups...it'll be....let's say.....dynam...

January 15, 2017

Now then! Black Korina, Ziricote, Bare Knuckles, Hipshot and Gotoh 510's....what could be better?

We pulled this out of the stack for the fingerboard...mmmmm, nice! 

Got it slotted 

One of our favourites....the gorgeous Black Korina or Limba or Afara.....whatever takes yo...

January 8, 2017

So, it finally arrived! The day the Business Centre we were located in was closed. 12 years of good times, many guitars and lots of hard work came to an end at Broad Lane. Harrison Guitars has moved to a new and exciting location within the premise of LiteStructures. W...

November 20, 2016

The neck depth is tapered to the desired thickness 

Either end is hand carved to the right profile - here oval 'C' from 1963

The edges are band sawed off along the neck

The neck is carved to profile and sanded to finish

The fingerboard is flattened prior to pressing in the...

November 8, 2016

the headstock here is directly referencing the 1962 Strat pre-CBS shape as found on Gilmour's Strat.

Drilled and cut it to shape!

here the headstock here is taken to the right thickness

finally the headstock and fingerboard tongue are carved and shaped. Next its the neck...

October 29, 2016

Forearm contour carved

rib contour carved

body rear sanded ready for grain filling

finished body

October 24, 2016

The jack socket and machine rout in the bridge pick up is routed

The neck socket is routed using the excess wood as a support

next the excess is cut away

then the neck is test fitted

the body is now ready for carving

October 18, 2016

The one piece Alder body is drawn out ready for routing and the first rout is the control cavity

next up are the pick up routs

next the tremolo rout

next rout is the connecting rout between the pick ups and then the trem screw holes are drilled

October 8, 2016

Dave Gilmour's Strat is Alder bodied. It had many necks but this version will have a replica of his rosewood neck. 

I've selected a nice piece of Brazilian Rosewood, machined to 1/4" depth

its slotted it to a 25.5" scale length with a special jig and...

September 28, 2016

I thought it might be good to trace a guitar commission through the whole process so I'll keep posting progress images and thoughts

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